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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Dec's Birthday

30th April, 2019

Today is Dec's 23rd birthday. 
It's the first time in a long time that we have been able to celebrate it together. 

The gerbera which I bought for June's Memorial Day
sprouted another flower in honour of Dec's Birthday ! 

Bit of a wander about the garden with the camera .... 
The mango tree seems to be healthy enough. 
Pineapples, Paw Paw tree, etc. 

I got June's exercise bike from the warehouse last week 
and cleaned it up; it's perfect for what I want it to do. 

Dec thoughtfully bought us a house-warming gift from Dublin. 
Very appropriate. 

Sam's lucky cat from Kyoto is hopefully beaming in the Powerball Numbers. 

I prepared a birthday feast for Dec, albeit on such short notice. 

Above: Kangaroo sausages
Below:  Chipolatas marinating in soy and garlic. 

The new rice cooker. 

The Buck Knife which I purchased in San Francisco in Dec., 1979
but never used was being cleaned for its very first cake-cutting duty. 
From hereonin the Buck Knife is the Official Birthday Knife. 

Sam went and got a choco cheese cake ... .super-high calories. 

Dec cutting his cake ! 

 Cuts cake perfectly ! 


Monday, April 29, 2019

Monday 29th

29th April, 2019

Guess who knocked on my door @ B6 today ? 

All the way from Dublin, Ireland ... 

Hello, Declan. 

What a total surprise. 


Friday, April 26, 2019

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Weekend Horoscope

13th April, 2019

My horoscope for the upcoming week
courtesy of Oscar Cainer: 

Cancer the Crab. 

Your Week Ahead:  Breaking news !  Due to this week's Astrological Blue Moon, you're being transported into a different dimension. You're living in a universe where everything looks and feels the same as it did, but certain factors have been altered beyond recognition. Okay, that might sound a bit fantastical. But, it's a fair enough evaluation of the scenario you find yourself facing this week. It's as if an ethereal spirit being is watching you with the ability to change things to suit your aims. Just be careful what you wish for. It might come true. 

Friday, April 12, 2019


12th April, 2019

A drive to Coominya, obviously through Fernvale. 

 Driving across the Wivenhoe Dam wall. 

Comorant Bay picnic area, Wivenhoe. 

Sam's turn to cook dinner tonight. 
He prepared a wonderful NABE. 
Certainly great presentation and taste ... 

Monday, April 8, 2019

April 9

9th April, 2019 

The weather has returned to hot again. 
And also humid .... most unseasonable, methinks. 

I can't wait ! 

Tuesday, April 2, 2019



April has arrived, the second quarter of the year is already upon us. 
After such an oppressively hot and humid Summer in Queensland, 
the weather has suddenly become Autumnal, thankfully.